Tiree Music Festival

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Tiree Music Festival is a Scottish folk music festival held annually on the Island of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides. [1] [2] The festival was founded in 2010 by resident Stewart MacLennan and local musician Daniel Gillespie of the band Skerryvore. It has received several awards from the Scottish tourism industry: Best Small Festival by Scottish Events Awards in 2012 and 2013; [3] and 2013 Best Cultural Event by Highland and Island Tourism and Scottish Thistle Awards. [4]

In August 2013, the weekend festival was attended by more than 1500 people. [3] It incorporates three stages: an open air main stage, a marquee-housed community village stage and an indoor ceilidh stage. [5]

On 6 July 2023, organisers cancelled the 2023 festival a day before events were scheduled to begin because of "extreme weather". [6]

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  2. "Tiree Music Festival full of magical moments". The Oban Times. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  3. 1 2 "Macduff singer heading for Tiree Music festival". Banffshire Journal. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  4. "We Talk to the Multi-Award Winning Tiree Music Festival Organizers". 2014. Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  5. Whalley, Johnny (6 August 2013). "Tiree Music Festival (Live Review)". folkradiouk webzine. Folk Radio UK. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  6. "Tiree music festival cancelled day before over 'extreme weather'". BBC News. BBC. 6 July 2023. Retrieved 6 July 2023.

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